I’m seriously loving this feature so if you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.

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“I found this in my basement in a cabinet next to the fuse box. It is a promotional item from Cavalier Liquor Shop. We think it used to hold a calendar, long pulled off the cardboard.

The thermometer still seems to work. And it does have an awesome phone number: TUckerman 2-2142″

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Ed. Note Cavalier Liquor still kicking today.

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I’m seriously loving this feature so if you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.

A reader writes:

“In 2001, my parents put an addition on their Cleveland Park home. The Macomb St. house was built in 1914. While the backyard was being dug up, I found this half pint Shoomaker’s whiskey bottle half buried in the ground. Shoomaker’s, which closed at the start of Prohibition, is the birthplace of the Rickey.”

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I have to admit, I’m loving this feature, if you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.

A reader writes:

“I bought a house in Anacostia few years ago and one of the features that I found interesting was a toilet located on the rear exterior of the house. Is this common for dc?”

Ed. Note: Back in 2008 a reader also found one in Petworth.

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I have to admit, I’m freaking loving this new feature, if you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.

This might be my favorite one yet:

“Gunther’s beer Premium Dry Lager
Packed at the Brewery by Gunther Brewing Co. Inc., Baltimore MD
Tax paid at the rate prescribed by Internal Revenue

Flat top – requires churchkey to open

I believe this can was buried behind my bathroom walls in 1947 when the house was built (Shepherd Park). Which matches the date range for the tax label (required on cans filled before March 1950). The Gunther brewery building still exists in B’more – turned into apartments!”

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If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.

Thanks to a reader for sending from his house reno near H Street, NE:

“Above:
Honest Measure
Full 1/2 Pint
W NEULAND
Restaurant
Cor. 8th & H St NE

Below:
E.R. DURKEE & Co.
New York

From bottom of the second:
Bottle Patented
April 17, 1877″

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3579 13th Street, NW in 2008

Quite the transformation on 13th Street.

Regarding the request for interns – I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the response. There are so many good, passionate people who have emailed that I don’t know how the hell I’m gonna narrow this down but thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has applied. I promise to get back to you by Friday.

And about that green house above – today it’s the 13th Street Flats:

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If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.

So cool. From the City of Takoma Park:

“Our Planner, Erkin, found some really great old brochures for the Park Ritchie apartments on Maple Avenue; guessing they are from when the apartment complex was brand new. They have a Mad Men-esque / mid-century modern vibe to them.”

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